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1 hour ago, TheTeapot said:

What's this shit all about?

It's an art "installation". A Piet Modrian-style piece - done by someone who is colour blind.

Or maybe the contractor had a few spare slabs of rare green granite that needed to be used up.

After a few beers I think I would find that a bit vomit-inducing.

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I've explained this before Derek. From a friend working for a firm who is responsible for lots of services  , not Auldyn etc , while they had a concept plan from day one ie what the finished job would

It's not Harmer's direct fault. Nor any of those we elect. APART from not having the departmental and relevant experience and balls to stand up to and question the reams of bullshitters and chanc

But the problem isn't the horse trams.  It's the corporate culture of the Manx civil service.  Rather than accept the reality of what their main job is, which is maintain existing structures in the mo

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29 minutes ago, Augustus said:

I'm not an expert, but surely you can't build gutters without some sort of camber to allow water to drain???

 

You never get water coming onto the road at that end of the prom. 

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30 minutes ago, Augustus said:

I'm not an expert, but surely you can't build gutters without some sort of camber to allow water to drain???

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You do realise this is not the final layer of tarmac? They’ll put that on right at the end, at which time those ramps up to the tramlines will disappear, and the drainage will (hopefully) work properly.,

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3 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

The plan is to lift the road several inches so there will be no curb. Just flat straight out to run off on beach. Apparently. 

How does that work with all those fancy kerbstones with holes in the side?

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5 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

I’ve no idea. It sounds completely shite and stupid. But apparently that’s the plan. 

Were you the “consultant of sheight “ who who designed it ?😇

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56 minutes ago, Augustus said:

I'm not an expert, but surely you can't build gutters without some sort of camber to allow water to drain???

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That's brilliant. It's that dodgy spirit level that the DoT have beenpassing around, this sort of thing is all around the Island.

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9 hours ago, Roxanne said:

Oh well. Isn’t it nice though that they’re taking the time to get the job done right. Nice that. 

the sarcasm oozes gently out

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